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David Haugh: No need to rush Michael Kopech to the majors; the White Sox rebuild is worth the wait

As prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech struggled through his third straight loss last week for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, I suspect White Sox officials felt something nobody at 35th and Shields would dare admit.

Relief.

Kopech's brief dalliance with disappointment quiets the chorus of anyone clamoring for his promotion. At this point, Kopech looks unlikely to beat rapidly rising outfielder Eloy Jimenez to the majors, and nobody should be surprised or upset. Teams don't promote minor-league starters unable to last four innings

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